Affiliated to research
I am a postdoc in Eric Herlenius's group aafter defending my thesis in 2017. I currently hold a position as a medical intern at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, with one year extension dedicated for research.
I am involved in a project developing algorithms for detecting infections in neonates. This work is done in collaboration with the Royal Institute of Technology. I also investigate the incidence and outcome of Sudden Unexptected Postnatal Collapse in the Stockholm region.
I defended my thesis on function and development of respiratory centers in the medulla oblongata in 2017. The focus was on how astrocytes and inflammation modulate respiration. In the research I developed organotypic slice cultures to study respiratory networks and how they develop and are affected by different factors such as inflammation, gas compositions and neuromodulators. Techniques applied for this were calcium time lapse imaging, optogenetics, immunohistochemistry and electrophysiology.
Medical Programme, Linköping University (2012)
Academic honours, awards and prizes
Karolinska Institutet's Clincial Scientist Training Programme (2012)
Medical internship with resarch (Forskar-AT) (2018)
Forsberg D. Neuroglia and the importance for sleep and neurodevelopment.
Invited lecturer 2019 Stockholm Conference on Ultra-Early Intervention http://ultra-early-intervention.creo.tv/2019/ultra_early_interventions_2019
Forsberg D, Honoré A, Rombo K, Coste K, Chatterjee S, Herlenius E. Tidig upptäckt av varningssignaler för infektion hos nyfödda med hjälp av maskininlärning av fysiomarkörer. 2019. Annual Swedish Pediatric society meeting Örebro
Awarded prize for best scientific abstract of the year.
Forsberg D, Horn Z., Thonabulsombat C, Björk L, Herlenius E. 2013. Brainstem breathing in a dish. PAS Pediatric Academic Society annual Meeting Washington Abstract #: 754625, General Pediatrics &Preventive Pediatrics; 3800.17
Herlenius E, Forsberg D, Drevin G, Pejovic NJ. 2013. Sudden unexpected collapse of newborn infants: incidence, risk factors and role of perinatal transition. PAS Pediatric Academic Society annual Meeting Washington Abstract:2708733 General Pediatrics &Preventive Pediatrics; 3800.17
Forsberg D, Tserga E, Ravella A, Herlenius E. 2015. Stem cell integration into functional neural networks studied in respiratory organotypic brainstem slice cultures. ISSCR Stockholm Abstract #: W 1193
Forsberg D, Horn Z, Tserga E, Smedler E, Silberberg G, Kaila K, Uhlén P, Herlenius E. 2016. Breathing Brainstem Neural Networks Generate Sighs and Inspiration and Respond to CO2 through Prostaglandin E2 and EP3 Receptors. Federation European Neuroscience Society FENS Copenhagen
Herlenius E, Forsberg D, Drevin G, Pejovic NJ. 2017. Sudden unexpected collapse of newborn infants: incidence, risk factors and role of perinatal transition. Presented by Herlenius E (invited speaker)
Forsberg D, Herlenius, E. 2017. Breathing with glue. Strat neuro.
Awarded best abstract award
Forsberg, D., Ringstedt T, Herlenius E. 2017. Sniffing glue - Astrocytes adjust respiratory behavior through the release of inflammatory modulator PGE2. The Nordic Neuroscience Meeting Abstract#C9 Stockholm
Nazabal A, Forsberg D, Mendiguren A, Pineda J, Herlenius E. 2017. Interaction between prostaglandin E2 and opioids in the inspiration-generating preBötzinger complex. The Nordic Neuroscience Meeting Abstract#C5 Stockholm Presented by Nazabal A
Dyberg CH, Fransson S, Andonova T, Sveinbjörnsson B, Lännerholm-Palm J, Forsberg D, Herlenius E, Martinsson T, Kogner P, Johnsen JI, Wickström M. 2017. Rho-associated kinase is a therapeutic target in neuroblastoma. Cancer research. Abstract 5832; 77:5832 Presented by Dyberg C
Herlenius E, Steinhoff L, Drevin G, Pejovic NJ, Forsberg D. 2017. Sudden unexpected collapse of newborn infants: incidence, risk factors and role of perinatal transition. 58th ESPR Annual Meeting, 2nd Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS). Journal of Pediatric and Neonatal Individualized Medicine 2017;6(2):e060236,109-110. Available from; http://www.jpnim.com/index.php/jpnim/article/download/060236/473
Abstract #757 2nd Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (JENS), Venice, October 31st - November 4th, 2017 Oral presentation #257
Forsberg D, Steinhoff L, Drevin G, Pejovic N, Herlenius E. Plötsligt spädbarnskollaps – Incidens, riskfaktorer och den perinatala omställningen. 2019. Annual Swedish Pediatric society meeting Örebro
Cited in Swedish Radio Podcast “Så funkar det” by Anders Johansson and Måns Nilsson, 2019
Hjärtlungfonden, Sleep Apnéa, SPF Trögd (The Swedish Association for Senior Citizens) Lecture 2019
Forskarfredag, Presenting research to high school students, Lectures 2013, 2014, 2017